Woody Sullender is an artist based in Queens, NY. Following Jacques Attali's idea of the reflective and predictive power of music ("our music fortells our future"), Sullender makes music beyond the modernist ideologies and rituals around distributed stereo recordings and concert performances incorporating a range of media including video games, installation, websites, sculpture, origami, and sonic weaponry.

In recent work, Sullender revisits his past as an internationally recognized experimental banjoist, replicating himself digitally as a banjo-playing avatar to be utilized as a unique music performer across physical and virtual space.

Sullender has performed internationally at venues such as the Kitchen (with Sergei Tcherepnin + Okkyung Lee), Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY), the River to River Festival, the Schindler House (Los Angeles), Knockdown Center (NYC), SculptureCenter (NYC), Abrons Art Center (NYC), Les Instants Chavirés (Paris), Chicago Cultural Center, DNK-Amsterdam (with Seamus Cater), and many others. He has been an artist in residence or visiting artist at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn), STEIM (Amsterdam), Harvestworks (NL), Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NYC) and Brown University’s MEME program. His work has been reviewed internationally by such widely disparate publications as Wire Magazine, Art in America, Fast Company, and Maximumrocknroll.

More recent projects include the music album "Four Movements" constructed in video game space, as well as a special music review issue of EAR WAVE EVENT written entirely by AI. Additionally over the past few years, Sullender has worked on re-interpreting the work of Maryanne Amacher at venues such as the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and REDCAT (Los Angeles) as a member of Supreme Connections, as well as in collaboration with Russell Greenberg and Ian Antonio of Yarn/Wire and Daniel Neumann.

Among other activities, he is founding co-editor (will Bill Dietz) of the sonic arts publication EAR WAVE EVENT.


Any inquiries should be directed to:

me (-at-) woodysullender (-dot-) com